Scholarship Application Process & Important Notes

The scholarship opportunities will be awarded based on a student’s academic achievements, individual goals, faculty recommendations and other criteria established by the donor. While awards will be made regardless of personal or family financial status, preference will be given to those presently not receiving any other form of financial aid. Students with financial aid must use their financial aid prior to scholarship award money. Preference will also be given to residents of College District 510, unless otherwise noted in the scholarship description.

These scholarships have been established through the generosity of businesses, associations, and individuals. The criteria for each scholarship varies; eligibility requirements in most cases have been established by donors.

Scholarship Applications for Academic Year 2020-21 will be accepted January 20 – April 3, 2020:

All officially completed Scholarship Application Packets require the following items:

  • Personal statement of 250 words or less stating why the scholarship is important to your personal career goals.
  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member.
  • Current transcript of grades.

Students with financial aid must use their financial aid prior to scholarship award money (with the exception of the BOT Scholarship). Unless otherwise noted, scholarship awards may be used to cover the cost of tuition, books, and up to $150 in academic supplies and must be used within the following academic year unless otherwise noted. In some cases, scholarship recipients must maintain eligibility requirements for each semester the scholarship is awarded.

Attention SSC Students, Transfer Students and Returning Adults:

Fully completed Scholarship Applications Packets must be submitted no later than Friday, April 3, 2020, to be considered for the following academic year. Scholarship Award Recipients will be notified prior to the formal Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

Attention Graduating High School Seniors:

The Board of Trustees Scholarship Deadline is June 30, 2020.

The SSC Foundation awards 20 additional $1,000 scholarships to graduating High School Seniors during the application process from January 20 – April 3, 2020. Any remaining scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis.

All applicants please note:

Scholarship recipients may be featured in college publications and local newspapers. Signing the application form gives SSC permission to share the names of recipients and applicants, as well as any photographs for promotional purposes.